Meltem is the Director of Development at Digital Currency Group (DCG), a firm focused on building and supporting bitcoin and blockchain companies by leveraging its insights, network, and access to capital. In her role, Meltem leads the team that drives growth across a portfolio of 100 portfolio companies across 27 countries, partnerships with strategic investors including Mastercard, Foxconn, and Western Union. Meltem is a guest lecturer at the MIT Media Lab, and is a lecturer for Oxford's newest course on blockchain technology. She holds a BA in Mathematical Economics from Rice University and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School. In her free time, she supports causes related to women's education and financial and personal privacy.